Become a Friends Member!

Support the Trail you LOVE

Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. purchased the Pumpkinvine railroad corridor in 1993 and donated the land to local park departments when design and engineering were ready for trail construction. Photo of three women walking across a bridge.Current trail construction projects are complete but there two gaps in the trail where Friends are working to build trail.

While Friends were working on their vision of building the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Goshen Parks was building the Maple City Greenway and Elkhart County built the MapleHeart Trail. These projects now connect Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana with about 25 miles of trail, greatly exceeding Friends original dreams in 1993.

These accomplishments do not finish Friends' work. We are currently engaged in the following activities:

Annual Memberships
Student/Senior 65+$30
  • We organize volunteers to assist with trail monitoring and maintenance.
  • We are working to buy land to fill the two gaps in the trail.
  • We print brochures and maintain this website, as well as a Facebook page and a blog to inform the public about our trails.
  • We organize the annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride.
  • We have exhibits at special events and give presentations to interested organizations to promote trail use.
  • We support enhancement projects, such as planting native grasses and flowers, to improve the experience of trail users.

Trails are a wonderful asset to our community. They do not happen without public support. Your donations help us maintain and expand them.

Step 1: Donate

or mail a check to:

Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
P.O. Box 392
Goshen, IN 46527

Questions? Email:

The Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc.
is a 501(c) (3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductable, in accordance with current tax law.

Step 2: Use your Benefits!

The following bicycle shops give discounts* to members of the Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. on designated merchandise and/or service. See individual stores for details.

*A valid membership card must be presented at the time of purchase. The discounts apply only to bicycle related items, and not to fitness or other merchandise.

3410 S. Main St. Elkhart | (574) 294-2865

401 Jackson Blvd., Elkhart | (574) 294-7243

430 W. Lincoln Avenue, Goshen | (574) 533-7425

7225 Heritage Square Dr #260, Granger | (574) 703-3610

413 N. Main St., Middlebury | (574) 825-2252